tired of war, and so we're going to see it wound down now. >> okay. jonathan alter and former republican congressman tom davis. guys, good to sigh both. thanks so much. in this week's office politics, nbc's peter alexander, the network's newest white house correspondent, i talked with peter about the pressure of reporting on the president with the best in the business watching you, not to mention all the west wing staffers. but we started with a behind-the-scenes look at nbc's white house press office such as it is. >> it's so crowded here. you know, people think about working at the white house as being one of the most glamorous, ultimate jobs, which it is. but maybe the glamorous part you can correct. >> i think this is what people would be most surprised, perhaps disappointed to see, is that it's not like we have some giant wing of ow own. we have like a teeny nook in the corner. but it's not terrible. nobody's complaining. four people going at once. you'll have chuck todd, kristen welker, myself, a producer will be here, and we'll be side by side by side. not to mention abc, cbs, fox, we're all slammed in the back corner next to one another.